Patch Tuesday – December 12, 2006

Seven security bulletins were released by Microsoft on Tuesday, December 12, 2006. 3 Critical Bulletins (MS06-072, MS06-073, and MS06-078) and 4 Important Bulletins (MS06-074,MS06-075,MS06-076, and MS06-077) according to the December 2006 Bulletin Summary.

Critical Bulletins

MS06-072: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (925454)

Affected Components

  • Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 on Windows 2000 SP4 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-016
    • Supersedes MS06-067
  • Internet Explorer 6 SP1 when installed on Windows 2000 SP 4 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-016
    • Supersedes MS06-067
  • Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-016
    • Supersedes MS06-067
  • Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-016
    • Supersedes MS06-067
  • Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-016 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    • Supersedes MS06-067
  • Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 SP1 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-016 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    • Supersedes MS06-067
  • Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-016
    • Supersedes MS06-067
  • Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-016
    • Supersedes MS06-067
  • Internet Explorer 6 for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-016 and Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 2
    • Supersedes MS06-067

MS06-073: Vulnerability in Visual Studio 2005 Could Allow Remote Code Execution (925674)

Affected Software

MS06-078: Vulnerability in Windows Media Format Could Allow Remote Code Execution (923689)

Affected Software

  • Windows Media Format 7.1 through 9.5 Series Runtime
  • Windows Media Format 9.5 Series Runtime x64 Edition
  • Windows Media Player 6.4
    • Windows 2000 SP4 – Download Update
    • Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
      • Superseded by Windows XP Service Pack 3
    • Windows XP Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by Windows XP x64 Service Pack 2
    • Windows Server 2003 – Download Update
      • Superseded by Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    • Windows Server 2003 SP1 – Download Update
      • Superseded by Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – Download Update
      • Superseded by Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 2

Important Bulletins

MS06-074: Vulnerability in SNMP Could Allow Remote Code Execution (926247)

Affected Software

MS06-075: Vulnerability in Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (926255)

Affected Software

  • Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
    • Superseded by Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • Windows Server 2003 – Download Update
    • Superseded by Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update

MS06-076: Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express (923694)

Affected Components

  • Outlook Express 5.5 SP2 on Windows 2000 SP4 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-056
    • Supersedes MS06-016
  • Outlook Express 6 SP1 when installed on Windows 2000 SP4 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-056
    • Supersedes MS06-016
  • Outlook Express 6 on Windows XP SP2 – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-033
    • Supersedes MS06-016 and MS06-043
  • Outlook Express 6 on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition – Download Update
    • Superseded by Windows XP x64 Service Pack 2 and MS07-033
    • Supersedes MS06-016 and MS06-043
  • Outlook Express 6 on Windows Server 2003 – Download Update
    • Superseded by Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    • Supersedes MS06-016
  • Outlook Express 6 on Windows Server 2003 SP1 – Download Update
    • Superseded by Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 and MS07-033
    • Supersedes MS06-016 and MS06-043
  • Outlook Express 6 on Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition – Download Update
    • Superseded by Windows Server 2003 x64 Service Pack 2 and MS07-033
    • Supersedes MS06-016 and MS06-043
  • Outlook Express 6 on Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
    • Supersedes MS06-016
  • Outlook Express 6 on Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium-based Systems – Download Update
    • Superseded by MS07-033
    • Supersedes MS06-016 and MS06-043

MS06-077: Vulnerability in Remote Installation Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (926121)

Affected Software

Important Reminder

Please keep your computer up to date with Critical and Important updates by visiting Microsoft Update. If you experience any problems with Microsoft Security updates then please call Microsoft support for help. There will be no charge for support on Security Updates.

Microsoft has set up newsgroups for self-support. If you need help for Security updates or any other updates that is issued by Microsoft then please visit the Windows Update newsgroup at using your newsreader news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsupdate.

Version 3.2
Edited: May 2, 2012

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